Research Associate in Computational Aeroelasticity

Deadline for applications: until filled

Expected starting date: 1 September 2020

This project will investigate modelling strategies for high-fidelity prediction of aeroelastic instabilities across the flight envelope. The complexity of the underlying dynamical processes put strong demands on any computational analysis framework, and we will seek to address them using the SU2 framework (https://su2code.github.io), in which our group has developed a native fluid-structure interaction capability.

Please see the college job opportunities page for further details on the project and the application process.

 

Research Associate in Aeroelastic Design

Deadline for applications: until filled

Expected starting date: 1 September 2020

This project focuses on the challenges in the integration of dynamic aeroelasticity in aircraft conceptual design. It will seek computationally efficient solutions to enforce flutter constrains in design using methods of parametric model reduction and fast load evaluations under continuous turbulence. The project builds on the open-source SHARPy aeroelastic solver (www.imperial.ac.uk/aeroelastics/sharpy).

Please see the college job opportunities page for further details on the project and the application process.

 

Fully-funded PhD studentship in Gust Load Alleviation Methods

Deadline for applications: until filled

Eligibility: UK and EU nationals.

Expected starting date: 1 October 2020

Many advanced air vehicles are sized to sustain gust loads and active aeroelastic control presents a strategy to obtain large weight savings. Sophisticated load alleviation strategies need both nonlinear aeroelastic simulation and nonlinear control tools tailored to the complex physics of the incoming nonstationary flow (dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.G000715). This PhD will explore strategies for load alleviation on next-generation flexible aircraft under realistic atmospheric conditions (obtained from realization of the Navier-Stokes equations). It will build on the open-source SHARPy aeroelastic environment (www.imperial.ac.uk/aeroelastics/sharpy).  Please see the department job opportunities page for further details on the project and the application process.

 


Latest update: 9 June 2020